A chance exchange of messages with a prominent GP classmate led me to understand that there may be many doctors in Singapore who are uncomfortable with providing flu shots to children with egg allergy. The issue here is that the vast majority of influenza vaccines contain a tiny amount of ovalbumin – an egg protein […]

Had an opportunity to give a presentation on influenza vaccination at the local School of Public Health‘s Health and Safety Day yesterday, and so had to read up a bit. Influenza is a highly contagious illness caused by the influenza virus, of which there are four main types that we know of, although we primarily […]

This article (photos below) was published in our mainstream Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao on 21st February. A small part of it revolves around the utility of antibiotics for these predominantly viral illnesses – many thanks to my ex-classmate Dr Wan Sin Hoe for providing the public education! I personally think it is great that such “unattractive” […]